Karyl Evans Productions | Award-Winning Production
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Awards / Press

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Karyl Evans has won 6 Emmy Awards and numerous other national, regional, and local awards for her work over the past 30 years.

 

Emmy Awards

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Emmy Award (Outstanding Director)  
National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Boston/New England Chapter (2016) 
Letter from Italy, 1944: A New American Oratorio (CPTV) 
Karyl Evans: Producer/Director/Writer/Editor 

Emmy Award (Outstanding Program) 
National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Boston/New England Chapter (2007) 
Creating the Peabody's Torosaurus: Dinosaur Science, Dinosaur Art (CPTV)
Karyl Evans: Co-Producer/Co-Writer 

Emmy Award (Outstanding Program) 
National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Boston/New England Chapter (2000) 
African Americans in Connecticut: Civil War to Civil Rights (CPTV) 
Karyl Evans: Producer/Director/Writer/Editor 

Emmy Award (Outstanding Director) 
National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Boston/New England Chapter (2000) 
African Americans in Connecticut: Civil War to Civil Rights (CPTV) 
Karyl Evans: Producer/Director/Writer/Editor 

Emmy Award (Outstanding Writer) 
National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Boston/New England Chapter (2000) 
African Americans in Connecticut: Civil War to Civil Rights (CPTV) 
Karyl Evans: Producer/Director/Writer/Editor 

Emmy Award (Outstanding Director) 
National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Boston/New England Chapter (1999) 
The Road to Freedom: Connecticut’s African American Freedom Trail (CPTV) 
Karyl Evans: Producer/Director/Editor 

National Awards

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The Gracie (Gracie Allen Award) 
Foundation of American Women in Radio and Television (1997) 
Making a Joyful Noise (WTNH - ABC Affiliate) 
Karyl Evans: Producer/Director 

Silver Gavel Award
Outstanding contribution to foster public understanding of the law and the American legal system. 
American Bar Association (1997) 
The Amistad Revolt: “All We Want Is Make Us Free” 
Karyl Evans: Producer/Director 

CINE Golden Eagle Award
Selected for excellence to represent the United States of America in international film and video events abroad. 
CINE (1999) 
African American in Connecticut: The Colonial Era to the Civil War
Karyl Evans: Producer/Director/Editor 

Award of Merit
American Association for State and Local History (2008) 
The Rise and Fall of Newgate Prison: A Story of Crime & Punishment in Connecticut
Karyl Evans: Producer/Director/Writer/Editor 

Silver Hugo Award  
Intercom (1996) 
The Amistad Revolt: “All We Want Is Make Us Free” 
Karyl Evans: Producer/Director 

Local Awards

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Arts Award
Awarded to an artist who has had a significant impact on the Greater New Haven Arts Community.
The Arts Council of Greater New Haven (2014)

Award of Merit
Connecticut League of History Organizations (2008)
The Rise and Fall of Newgate Prison: A Story of Crime & Punishment in Connecticut
Karyl Evans: Producer/Director/Writer/Editor

Connecticut Vision Award
Bronze Award
Independent Television Association (2001)
African Americans in Connecticut: Civil War to Civil Rights
Karyl Evans: Producer/Director/Writer/Editor

Excellence in Journalism Award
First Place – Television Sports Writing
Society of Professional Journalists, Connecticut Chapter (2000)
Famous and Forgotten: Baseball Player Johnny Taylor
Karyl Evans: Producer/Director/Writer/Editor

Connecticut Vision Award
Gold Award
Independent Television Association (1998)
New Haven Library Power: An Impact on Learning
Karyl Evans: Producer/Director/Editor

Recognition of Excellence in Children’s Media
The Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (1996)
The Amistad Revolt: “All We Want Is Make Us Free”
Karyl Evans: Producer/Director

 Karyl Evans wins 2007 Emmy Award

Karyl Evans wins 2007 Emmy Award

 Karyl Evans wins 3 Emmy Awards in 2000

Karyl Evans wins 3 Emmy Awards in 2000

 Karyl Evans wins 2014 New Haven Arts Award

Karyl Evans wins 2014 New Haven Arts Award

 

Published Articles


 
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The Life and Gardens of BEATRIX FARRAND by Karyl Evans
Public Garden: The Journal of American Public Gardens Association (2017)

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Visualizing Connecticut's Past: The American Historical Documentary Filmmaking by Karyl Evans
Connecticut History (2005)

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Karyl Evans: Producer, Director, by Karyl Evans in The Artists Next Door: A Great City’s Creative Spirit, edited by Cheever Tyler (2005) 

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Film Reviews


 
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THE DIRT: American Society of Landscape Architects
New Film: The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand (2018) 

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Connecticut History  
Noah Webster, Defining America (2009) 

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Connecticut History
The Rise and Fall of Newgate Prison: A Story of Crime and Punishment in Connecticut (2008)  

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Magazine & Newspaper Articles


Washington Gardner Magazine
Meet Filmmaker Karyl Evans (2017)
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The Arts Paper: The Arts Council of Greater New Haven
Back to the Garden: Filmmaker Karyl Evans Documents Real Stories about Real People (2017)
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New Haven Independent
Film Spotlights Groundbreaking Landscape Architect (2017) 
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The Hartford Courant
Letter from Italy, 1944: A New American Oratorio (2017) 
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The Newtown Bee
Newtown Native's Latest to Premiere at New Haven Documentary Film Festival (2017)
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New Haven Independent
Individual Dignity - The Movies (2016)
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New Haven Independent
War Letters Inspire Oratorio, New Film (2015) 
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The Newtown Bee
Documentary by Connecticut Filmmaker Premieres this Month in Middletown and on CPTV (2015)
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The Hartford Courant
Gala World Premiere of Karyl Evans’ Documentary Film “Letter from Italy, 1944: A New American Oratorio” Narrated by Meryl Streep (2015) 
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The New Haven Register
Meryl Streep Narrates “Letter from Italy” on CPTV (2015) 
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The New Haven Register
6 to be Honored by Arts Council on Friday (2014)
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New Haven Independent
6 Arts Heroes Honored (2014)
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The New Haven Register
Randall Beach: City Heartbeat Can be Felt in 30 Colorful Minutes (2012)
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New Haven Independent
Grove Street: The Movie (2008)
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The Newtown Bee
Grew up in Newtown, Producer - Director Karyl Evans Receives Emmy Nomination (2003)
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Radio Interviews


Deep Focus Ep. 80: The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand (2017)  
WNHH Community Radio, New Haven, Connecticut
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Deep Focus Ep. 23: Karyl Evans and Letter from Italy, 1944: A New American Oratorio (2016)
WNHH Community Radio, New Haven, Connecticut  
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Additional Newspaper Articles

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 Karyl Evans wins Linsley Award from the Association for the Study of Connecticut History 2009

Karyl Evans wins Linsley Award from the Association for the Study of Connecticut History 2009

 Karyl Evans wins 3 Emmy Awards in 2000

Karyl Evans wins 3 Emmy Awards in 2000

 Karyl Evans wins Award of Merit from the Connecticut League of History Organizations 2008

Karyl Evans wins Award of Merit from the Connecticut League of History Organizations 2008